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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

9 Months

The grant period is mid-September through mid-June.  Grantees will be required to attend an orientation upon arrival in mid-September, 2018. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Candidates should be well-rounded, articulate, and have the initiative required to teach English conversation and American culture in Belgian universities. 

Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate initiative to plan and integrate cultural events into their lesson plans and who will continue to promote U.S.-Belgian relations upon their return to the U.S. Previous teaching experience is welcome. 

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: A minimum of novice level French or Dutch is recommended by the start date of the grant.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

The Fulbright Commission will place the grantee at one Dutch-speaking and one French-speaking institution (either a university or university college). Assistants teach approximately 12 hours per week and may be able to enroll in limited courses upon agreement with the host institution on arrival.

Selected grantees are expected to contribute to the Fulbright Commission's advising and outreach activities, including speaking to Belgian high school classrooms through the U.S. Embassy's Meet Us Program: http://belgium.usembassy.gov/resources/meet-us.html

Supplementary Project: Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. These may include an extracurricular club for students or an independent study/research project or other activity that will complement, but not conflict with, assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.

Ineligibility

U.S. students currently residing in Belgium and dual U.S./Belgian citizens are ineligible.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.be